Publisher, Thunderful Games have announced it’s next game in the SteamWorld franchise will be SteamWorld Build, a Simcity approach to the series developed with “a multi-level city-building experience” that is set to release on PC and “all” consoles sometime in 2023.
The announcement is a part of a massive initiative at Thunderful to bring back SteamWorld “bigger and better” which has been in the works for years now, including the newly announced game there are four SteamWorld games currently in development at the publisher. Players who decide to pick up SteamWorld Build will be tasked with constructing a thriving town above ground as an architect of a mining town in the SteamWorld universe.
In addition, you can venture down below and explore the underground mines to discover more natural resources to expand the town but beware of the monsters you’ll run into while exploring. If interested, try out the SteamWorld Build‘s demo to get a first taste of the game
“When The Station joined Thunderful in 2020 and told us that they wanted to make a city builder, we thought it offered a great opportunity for SteamWorld and Thunderful to move into another new genre. They know what it means to work on big IPs thanks to their experience developing for LittleBigPlanet, including crossovers with God of War, Dark Souls and many more. After losing plenty of hours getting sucked into the amazing gameplay loop they’ve created between overground city-building and underground mining, I can tell you that I’m really proud of what they’ve managed to do within the SteamWorld universe,” SteamWorld Universe and franchise director Brjánn Sigurgeirsson said during the Steamworld Telegraph live stream.
As a send-off for the SteamWorld Build broadcast, Sigurgeirsson revealed that they plan to share more SteamWorld-related info later in the year in a future Steamworld Telegraph broadcast which will make its debut as a community-focused show. Sigurgeirsson adds that he “will be collaborating with all the Thunderful studios developing SteamWorld titles, ensuring quality and consistency across all the games as the series expands in the years ahead.”